What Does 4EVA Mean in a Text?

4EVA means "Forever." The abbreviation 4EVA is commonly used for brevity in internet chat forums and text speak to mean "Forever."

4EVA is often used with abbreviations such as ILY ("I Love You") to add emphasis to a declaration of love.

Other abbreviations for "Forever" include 4EVER and 40000.

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When I write 4EVA, I mean this:

meaning of 4EVA

Tattoos and love, amongst other things, are often 4EVA.

Summary of Key Points

"Forever" is the most common definition for 4EVA on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of 4EVA in Sentences

Here are examples of 4EVA being used in sentences:
  • Friends are 4EVA. Until they get in a relationship.
  • I intend to live 4EVA... or die trying.

An Academic Look at 4EVA

4EVA is defined as an "internet slang term" by our team because some of its characters are used as substitutes for letters. Most "slang terms" were introduced to reduce the number of key strokes required to write the word, but since the arrival of predictive texting and keyboards on mobile devices, this efficiency is no longer required. Nevertheless, "slang terms" are still regularly used to make messages more entertaining or to express individuality. "Slang terms" differ from icons because they are not pictorial representations.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have just typed or written "Forever" instead of using 4EVA.

Using Numbers in Texts

This video shows the different ways that numbers are used in "text speak":

Example of 4EVA Used in a Text

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